Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The End of the Year...

Some of my goals at the beginning of this year, was to improve English, learn guitar, get better score for my report, become taller and work on teams well. I think my English have improved, I learnt guitar and got higher score than before but my height is same. I didn't work well as a team. I take Tofle lesson to learn words and idioms. Also I worked hard on school projects. I tried to work on team well but it was not easy. Lack of conversation with team members and trouble with other teams.

Next year, I will work hard more and get higher grade than now. Also I will work hard with guitar too. I learned how to organize and get along with class mates well. I think my English had improved a lot. Evidence for that is my grades had improved a lot. Also I think I leaned many different words this year. 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Final Task: Analysis!

Our ESL unit is 'Unit of Inquiry.' I chose 'quilting a doll' for my unit of inquiry topic. My essential question for this topic is 'How can I learn to make a doll by quilting and why will this affect other people?' 

I worked on three different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy that we covered. Our first part is Knowledge. I did list materials are needed, describe skills and process by researching. I should analyze these clearly and neatly. The next part is Comprehension. What I did was comparing doll and tissue-case, explain materials and explain process of making doll. I had to analyze my information in Knowledge more further. The last one is Applicaiton. I wrote three to do list and chose 'constructing my own quilt doll.' In this part took much time than knowledge or comprehension. I made my own doll and show pictures of process of making doll.

My essential question for my topic is 'How can I learn to make a doll by quilting and why will this affect other people?' I can learn how to quilting and make it for other people. This can make friends more close with me and keep up my friendship. Also I could make it to present for others. Learning quilting will affect positive way for relationship between me and others.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

UOI Interview With Mrs. Raisdana

Questions
1. If you could choose your topic again, would you choose the same one, or a different one? Explain why.
- I chose this question because I will chose different one id I do this again.

7. How well did you work on your own, meeting deadlines and getting your work done independently? Explain why you did well,  or why you needed to improve.
- I chose this question because I think I worked well in meeting deadlines. Also I thought I should improve some.

9. Do you think that you have successfully shown your learning through the tasks that you've completed during this unit so far? Explain your answer.
- I chose this question because I showed my learning through the task by many different ways.

Step By Step
I will make answer to prepare the interview.
Then I will try to keep the answers in mind.
I will make sure my answer to give enough information

Predict
I think this could be difficult for me. I might forget what I'm gonna talk about. I should prepare my answer certainly.


My Interview
video

I prepared this interview in weekend to answer. I wrote some answer at home and practiced my own. I think I did pretty well, I tried to answer questions with enough information and  I answered all questions. But I should speak more clearly and confident. I didn't give enough information for some questions.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lever 3: Application

My to do task was to make my own quilt doll and show pictures of making the doll. I successfully made my own doll. I create it in my own without any help. I took pictures in each step that I will use in my blog post. Also it was challenge for me to sew every single pieces carefully.

First, ready all the ingredients, scissors, fabrics, needle, pins, button and thread.

 Draw the design of the doll on the fabric. Use erasable pen.

 Cut the fabric.

Sew ear part first, left space to turn over. 

Then, sew face part. 

Don'r forget to sew ear together inside.

Also left space to turn over. 

Head 

Next is the body, I used pin to hold the fabric. 

Body 

Put cotton inside of the head and body. 

Then close the hold, make sure cotton to not come out. 

Then add some details. I put button eye on it. 

Stick it all together by sewing. I made ribbon for cat.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The next level: Comprehension

Explaining Materials:


Needles- Should use smallest needle as I can to make smallest stitch.







Sewing Machine- Help people stitch more easily.




Pins- To hold fabrics stay.



Fabrics- 


Quilting Thread- 20-30wt thread used for decorative stitchs.


Scissors&Cutter- To cut designs on fabrics.


Ruler- Draw straight lines on fabrics or cut straight when using cutter.


Pen- Should be erasable. Draw designs on the fabrics.

Comparing:


video


Explaining Process:
1. Find doll patterns: Find pattern which you like
2. Print or draw the pattern on the fabric: Use tracing to draw on fabric
3. Divide the doll to each part. (body, head, arms and legs)
4. Cut each parts. 2 pieces for each part. (back to back)
5. Sew every parts of doll. Arms, legs, body and head.
6. Turn all of the pieces.
7. Put cottons inside of each parts: Do not attach them together yet
8. Sew all the parts together: Be careful with cotton, make sure not to come out.
9. Add details on the doll (nose, eyes etc)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Unit of Inquiry, Week 1 Knowledge

QUILTING:


Materials:
  • Needles- Should use smallest needle as I can to make smallest stitch.
  • Sewing Machine- Help people stitch more easily.
  • Pins- To hold fabrics stay.
  • Fabrics- 
  • Quilting Thread- 20-30wt thread used for decorative stitchs.
  • Scissors&Cutter- To cut designs on fabrics.
  • Ruler- Draw straight lines on fabrics or cut straight when using cutter.
  • Pen- Should be erasable. Draw designs on the fabrics.

Skill: Back Stitch

Put needle inside the thread about 6.35mm.
Then poke half way back again.

Process of making doll:
1. Find doll patterns.
2. Print or draw the pattern on the fabric.
3. Divide the doll to each part. (body, head, arms and legs)
4. Cut each parts. 2 pieces for each part. (back to back)
5. Sew every parts of doll. Arms, legs, body and head.
6. Turn all of the pieces.
7. Put cottons inside of each parts.
8. Sew all the parts together.
9. Add details on the doll (nose, eyes etc)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Welcome to My Unit Of Inquiry!



During this Unit Of Inquiry, what I am going to learn about is Quilting doll my essential question is How can I learn to make a doll by quilting and why will this affect people. The reason WHY I think it is important to learn this is can make it for others. The Area Of Interaction that this topic meets is human ingenuity because it's the project is making by human. I am a visual learner, so I will most likely choose activities that are show the each process by picture or drawing. Some activities that I will do to learn about this are: research about making doll and finding pictures. These activities will help me because I will learn about how to make doll.